November 16, 2023
EDMONTON – Last week, the Government of Alberta announced a vision to refocus Alberta’s public healthcare system. Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to supporting this change while continuing to deliver on its mandate of providing high quality health services to all Albertans.
The transition will unfold over the next 18 months, and will require new ideas, new voices. and new leadership. To support this transition, the Alberta Health Services Board has made changes to senior leadership positions within the organization.
The following individuals are no longer in their roles:
“Members on the executive team, and staff throughout Alberta Health Services, come to work every day to make a positive contribution to the healthcare being offered to Albertans. I want to thank everyone for their commitment and efforts. We will be respectful and deliberate as we move forward in the transition,” said Dr. Lyle Oberg, Alberta Health Services Executive Board Chair.
Sean Chilton, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Operations and Information Technology is named acting President and CEO. The updated list of executive leadership team members can be found here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/about/Page11884.aspx.
AHS will continue to have a strong role as part of the refocused system. Under the new structure, Alberta Health Services’ primary focus will be acute care. Other delivery functions will move to be accountable to the new organizations.
These new organizations will focus on governance, accountability and oversight for primary care, acute care, continuing care, and mental health and addiction. Albertans will continue to access healthcare services where they regularly receive their care during the system’s transition period and beyond.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.